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Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the package passed in the senate this afternoon and now needs to be signed by president obama. >> it's official, barack obama won the presidency in november. it happened just today, the final votes were counted. it's a constitutional formality, the electoral college votes were counted, 332 for president obama and 206 for governor romney. when it comes to the popular vote, we did learn history was made today. president obama won more than 50% of the total vote, that marks the first time since president eisenhower was re-elected that the president has won more than half of the popular vote twice. >>> and take a look at this picture, it's of the historically large number of women in congress. but it's been doctored. san francisco congress woman nancy pelosi admitted to photoshoping four of the congress women, they were running late, and she defended saying it was a accurate historical record of who the democratic women of congress were. they were late so they added the fo four later. >> they do that. they have the technology to do that and jeff has the technology to forecast the weather
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama says he's willing to consider spending cuts separately, but will not bargain over the government's bargaining authorities. >>> so syria now, where the president outlined a road map for peace today, as fighting in the country continued. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the crisis began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president ma
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
groups to discuss gun violence. the vice president will send his proposal to president obama on tuesday. it's expected to include a stronger background check system and a new ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. the nra released a statement after today's meeting saying, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. >>> the congressional black caucus is calling on president obama so nominate oakland congresswoman barbara lee as the nation's next labor secretary. current secretary hilda solis announced yesterday she was leaving her position. the 66-year-old lee has been in congress since 1998. >>> don't be surprised if the bay bridge appears to be flashing tonight. testing is set to begin on the bay lights art project. more than 25,000 l.e.d. bulbs have been attached on the san francisco side of the bridge. crews will run the first expense test tonight. the goal is to make it look as though the bridge is moving and breathing with the environment arou
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> how ledgeable is your signature, and why does it concern president obama. it's all about the cabinet member. he will be responsible for domestic, economic and tax policy as well as managing the public debt. lou's signature will be displayed on the newly printed paper money and there in lies the issue. he thought doctors had illegible signature, look at this, this cork crew series of loops, that is how it would work on dollar bills that end up in the wallet. it's believed that lou will have to update his signature as did his predecessor. >>> in health matter, you cannot see it, but it can give you valuable information about the medication you are taking. the first ever edible bar code system, developed right here in the bay area. i'm not sure it looks so tasty. >> it's invisible. but the true tag technology demonstrated it for us today it's fascinating how it works. they found a way to put a bar code full of information on a tinny pill, and they are coated with a special dust, encoded with a unique color combination, that is the edible bar code, a scanner can look at the pill and dete
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
political battle. president obama announcing today two changes to the national security council. the president is nominating former republican senator from nebraska chuck hagel as the nation's next defense secretary, replacing leon panetta. he also nominated john brennan to lead the cia. both hagel and brennan will face senate confirmation hearings, and republicans are saying both nominees could face congressional opposition. >>> now, hagel would take over for leon panetta who lives in monterey. panetta talked about life after the pentagon. >> the time has come for me to return to my wife, silvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> panetta has served as secretary of defense since 2011. his legny will include overseeing the troop drawdown in afghanistan, the trimming of the defense budget and the death of osama bin laden. >>> a gag gift greeted secretary of state hillary clinton when she got back to work at the state department today. you see this picture here? mrs. clinton got a football helmet with
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